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Latin Class Sarah Whipple 918 -231 -1566 Sarah. whipple@jenksps. org sarahgr@sbcglobal. net

Latin Class Sarah Whipple 918 -231 -1566 Sarah. [email protected] org [email protected] net

Grades • Not weighted – a point is a point! • Homework – Haven’t

Grades • Not weighted – a point is a point! • Homework – Haven’t had a lot lately, but when we do have it, it’s a completion grade • Tests and Quizzes – one or the other about once a week; many will be informal spoken assessments – Quizzes = 5 -45 points – Tests = 50 – 100 points • Participation Grades – we will be using games to learn spoken Latin, which require participation. Participation points are awarded on a daily basis and totaled into one weekly grade.

Edith Hamilton Mythology Book Required Text! We’ll be using it for tests and projects.

Edith Hamilton Mythology Book Required Text! We’ll be using it for tests and projects. The version does not make a whole lot of difference. Feel free to save some money and get a used copy online!

Latin Club • $8 by September 30; $10 after Oct 1; $20 after Jan

Latin Club • $8 by September 30; $10 after Oct 1; $20 after Jan 1 – Student led organization – Activities depend on the interests of the students • Range from meeting to see latest Classically themed movie to dinner outings to Lazer Tag. – Some activities will require membership to participate, some will not • E. g. student must be a member of Latin Club to participate in Conventions. – Best way to not have to worry about it: • Join!!!

Events for the year

Events for the year

National Latin Exam Some day in the week of March 11 th. • Jenks’

National Latin Exam Some day in the week of March 11 th. • Jenks’ Latin curriculum based on NLE • Everyone should take the NLE – Students with an A or a B are expected to take NLE • $4 • Why take the NLE? – Cheap standardized test practice with no pressure – Scholarship money and prizes for high scores – Why not? They’ve been studying for it all year!

ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) • Computer-adaptive assessment of Latin students’ ability to

ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) • Computer-adaptive assessment of Latin students’ ability to read for comprehension Latin-language texts • May or late April (depending on state testing) • Format: – One or two multiple-choice questions accompany each text and gather evidence of understanding of main ideas, supporting details, point-of-view, inferences, or text purpose – 50 minutes, taken during Latin class in school computer lab • $10

State Latin Convention • • March 28 -29 Moore, Ok at West Moore High

State Latin Convention • • March 28 -29 Moore, Ok at West Moore High School All Latin club members are eligible to attend Competitions in – Academics – Athletics – Arts • Cost: $75 -$100 – Will need chaperones! (1 chaperone per 10 students) – Hoping to have fundraisers to help offset some of the costs for chaperones and for students

National Latin Convention • Like state, but bigger, longer, and on a college campus

National Latin Convention • Like state, but bigger, longer, and on a college campus • Students are not permitted to leave the college campus • July 28 -August 2, 2014 • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia – Yes, parents can come too • Competitions in – Academics – Athletics – Arts • Fun way to gear back up before school starts • $600 -$800, depending on travel costs

Europe Trip ***NOT SCHOOL SPONSORED*** • June 2014, 20 days • London, Paris, Lucerne,

Europe Trip ***NOT SCHOOL SPONSORED*** • June 2014, 20 days • London, Paris, Lucerne, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Kalambaka, Athens, Greek Island Cruise (Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, Santorini) • Eftours. com, tour # 1364099, click “view now” – Mike Horn, a history teacher at the high school, is the group leader • Questions? Interested? Email at [email protected] net